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The Writer | by Michael Hirst
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The Writer

The 30ft high installation of a giant table and chair which nestles behind Parliament Hill on Hampstead Heath has drawn considerable critical and public acclaim since it was officially unveiled on 22 June this year. Italian artist Giancarlo Neri considers his work The Writer to be a monument to the loneliness of writing and says he was inspired by the atmosphere and literary traditions of the Heath. The sculpture, which was first displayed in Rome, uses six tons of steel, 1,000 pounds of wood, 200 gallons of paint and several hundred nuts and bolts to hold it together.

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Taken on September 24, 2004